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Baclofen

Nombre genérico: baclofeno (BAK) loe fen)
Nombres de marca: Lioresal, Lioresal Intratecal, Gablofen, FIRST Baclofen

¿Qué es el baclofeno?

El baclofeno es un relajante muscular y un agente antiespástico.

El baclofeno se usa para tratar los síntomas musculares causados ​​por esclerosis múltiple, incluidos espasmos, dolor y rigidez.

El baclofeno a veces se usa para tratar espasmos musculares y otros síntomas en personas con lesión o enfermedad de médula espinal.

Información importante

No use baclofeno en un momento en que necesite tono muscular para un equilibrio y movimiento seguros durante ciertas actividades. || 377

Do not stop using baclofen suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.

Antes de tomar este medicamento

No debe usar baclofeno si es alérgico a éste .

Para asegurarse de que este medicamento sea seguro para usted, dígale a su médico si usted tiene:

  • enfermedad renal;

  • epilepsia u otro trastorno convulsivo; || | 395

  • a history of stroke or blood clots; or

  • si también usa un medicamento narcótico (opioide)

El uso de baclofeno durante el embarazo podría dañar al bebé nonato. En estudios con animales, causó bajo peso al nacer y defectos de nacimiento. Sin embargo, no se sabe si estos efectos ocurrirían en humanos. Informe a su médico si está embarazada o si queda embarazada mientras usa este medicamento.

No se sabe si baclofen pasa a la leche materna o si le puede hacer daño al bebé lactante. No debe amamantar mientras esté usando este medicamento.

El uso de baclofeno puede aumentar su riesgo de desarrollar un quiste ovárico. Hable con su médico acerca de su riesgo específico.

Baclofen no está aprobado para su uso por menores de 12 años.

¿Cómo debo tomar baclofeno?

Tome baclofeno exactamente según lo prescrito por su médico. Siga todas las instrucciones en su etiqueta de prescripción. Su médico puede ocasionalmente cambiar su dosis para asegurarse de obtener los mejores resultados. No use este medicamento en cantidades mayores o menores o por más tiempo del recomendado.

Llame a su médico si sus síntomas musculares no mejoran, o si empeoran.

No se detenga usar este medicamento de forma repentina, o podría tener síntomas de abstinencia desagradables como alucinaciones o convulsiones. Pregúntele a su médico cómo dejar de usar este medicamento en forma segura.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Dosage Information (comprehensive)

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms may include muscle weakness, vomiting, drowsiness, dilated or pinpoint pupils, weak or shallow breathing, seizure, or coma.

What should I avoid while taking baclofen?

Do not use baclofen at a time when you need muscle tone for safe balance and movement during certain activities. In some situations, it may be dangerous for you to have reduced muscle tone.

Drinking alcohol with this medicine can cause side effects.

This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Baclofen side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to baclofen: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • weak or shallow breathing;

  • confusion, hallucinations; or

  • a seizure (convulsions).

Common baclofen side effects may include:

  • drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, tired feeling;

  • headache;

  • sleep problems (insomnia);

  • nausea, constipation; or

  • urinating more often than usual.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Side Effects (complete list)

What other drugs will affect baclofen?

Taking baclofen with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can cause dangerous side effects or death. Ask your doctor before taking a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, prescription cough medicine, a muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.

Other drugs may interact with baclofen, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

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Where can I get more information?

  • Your pharmacist can provide more information about baclofen.
  • Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use baclofen only for the indication prescribed.
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Date modified: January 10, 2017
Last reviewed: December 02, 2016

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